GREEN SceneSeptember 2008
The following companies have received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and/or Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Bayside Printing, Houston: FSC.
The John Roberts Co., Minneapolis: FSC, SFI and PEFC.
Lake Printing, Osage Beach, MO: FSC and SFI.
Goetz Printing, Springfield, VA: SFI.
LVI, Boston: FSC.
Yamagata America, San Diego: FSC.
Evolution Impressions, Rochester, NY: FSC.
Reflections Printing, Minneapolis: FSC.
Heeter Direct, Canonsburg, PA: FSC.
Eagle Press, Rocky Mount, NC: FSC.
INX 'Wins Gold' for Turning Ever Green
SACRAMENTO, CA--INX International's facility here has earned Gold Certification as a Sacramento Sustainable Business (SSB) in a program sponsored by the Sacramento County Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC).
INX-Sacramento was evaluated in five categories: Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction and Green Building. Business Practices, as well as Physical Facility features and equipment, are included in an extensive checklist of more than 160 items. Results of a July inspection by BERC indicated INX easily exceeded requirements for Gold certification, after initially earning basic SSB status two months earlier.
One area where INX has made major strides is Solid Waste Reduction. The company is now recycling about 95 percent of its materials, using a nearby recycling center that turns the waste material into paper towels or other recycled products.
The most recent group of printers to be honored by the Agfa Graphics GreenWorks Program include Bassette Co., Springfield, MA; Berman Printing, Cincinnati; C&D Printing, St. Petersburg, FL; CCPress.net, Baltimore; Designers Press, Orlando, FL; Heritage Printing and Graphics, Leonardstown, MD; Litho Impressions, Temple Hills, MD; PXPOhio, Reynoldsburg, OH; and Spectrum Printing, Rockville, MD. GreenWorks honors Agfa customers that are proactively involved in environmental responsibility, including the use of Azura chemistry-free digital printing plates or Amigo low-chemistry digital plates.
SMART Papers is now offering FSC-certified premium cast-coated papers, such as Kromekote Recycled, which contains 50 percent recycled fiber content and 30 percent post-consumer waste. PI